Development and Testing of the Lamella-Spring Bearing
Longitudinal movements (dilatations, contractions) due to temperature changes, creep-/shrinkage-effects, and live load deflections have to be taken into consideration when dealing with building constructions in general – and in particular when designing bridge structures.
In order to avoid problems which are associated with the application of usual bridge bearings (maintenance, space requirements, aesthetics, etc.) the highly elastic lamella-spring bearing has been developed which is consisting of high-strength fine-grained structural steel, resulting in a largely monolithic construction principle which closely combines the superstructure with the foundation.
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Civil engineering prize “Resource-conserving construction” of the Bavarian Chamber of Construction Engineering, 2. prize